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Lost You by Haylen Beck

July is the month of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, and we’ve got a cracking crime novel for you to sink your teeth into…

Libby would do anything for her three-year- old son Ethan. After all they have been through, a holiday seems to be the perfect antidote for them both. Their hotel is peaceful, safe and friendly, but Libby can’t help feeling that someone is watching her. Watching Ethan. Because, for years, Libby has lived with a secret.

Just days into their holiday, when Libby is starting to relax, Ethan steps into an elevator on his own and the doors close before Libby can stop them. Moments later, he is gone.

Libby thought she had been through the worst, but her nightmare is only just beginning. In a desperate hunt for her son, it becomes clear that she is not the only one looking for him.

‘It doesn’t get better than this’


‘Consumed me and left me desperate to keep reading’


‘Packed with smart twists and unforgettable characters.’


Haylen Beck is the pen name of Stuart Neville, the  established major talent and Richard & Judy WH Smith Book club crime writer. Writing under his own name, Stuart won the LA Times Award for his debut novel The Twelve, and he has received critical acclaim for his Serena Flanagan detective series set in Belfast. His Haylen Beck novels are set in the USand the pen name is a nod to two favourite guitarists, Jeff Beck and Eddie Van Halen.  Stuart plays lead guitar with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, a rock and roll band comprising of crime writing pals Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Doug Johnstone and Luca Vesta, that regularly gig at literary and music festivals around the country, including GLASTONBURY 2019!

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